Category Archives: Traffic

It needs to happen!

I was very encouraged when I found out that the effort to name the southbound bridge after William Lloyd Garrison is still ongoing.      I know our elected officials are doing their best to put pressure on MassDOT which has a … Continue reading

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Let’s do it right!

Back when the downtown was being restored, Inn Street was supposed to have a light structure lining the east side of the street that would not take away from the historic Federal-style architecture.     The problem was that a steel strike … Continue reading

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Beating a dead horse

This entire garage negotiation is extremely complicated.      Councilor Cronin has given all of us an excellent glimpse and superb update on the present situation with his blog insert.     If you really want to know (instead of anecdotal information from your friends … Continue reading

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It’s Working!

Okay, let’s rephrase that: it’s working if we all chip in together.        As I indicated in today’s Daily News article, The History of Yankee Homecoming, which I have in it’s ‘unabridged’ version here; the whole point of Yankee Homecoming is … Continue reading

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The Master Plan is not a pack-it-in Plan

that Master Plans are all about a vision of the future or to put it in simple terms, “working toward a reality ten years down the road.”   -Brick & Tree Blog, 1 Mar 2015, “Mix it all together and what … Continue reading

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Mix it all together and what do we get?

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. – King James Version Though ‘vision’ here actually refers to the Word of God, we can actually extend the reference to the concept … Continue reading

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Stop the madness!

There are plans in the works to demolish an historic structure on the off-ramp of Route One in Newburyport.           The structure is clearly historic.         In fact, the new owners are so determined to use the outward ‘ugliness’ of this building … Continue reading

Posted in Demolitions, Developers, Economics, finances, Health and wellness, Quality of Life, Real Estate, Traffic, Zoning | 3 Comments